SEVEN OF DIAMONDS is our selection with L'Enchanteresse and Coin From Heaven the alternatives. Tim Easterby's filly has been fairly slow to come to hand though she has shaped with plenty of promise in a couple of maidens and it is to be hoped that she has learnt enough on those forays to extend to the idea of winning a race. Southern raider, L'Enchantresse is sure to be popular. She might just need a bit of dig in the ground to be at her best though the punters that have kept faith have paid dearly. Coin From Heaven was one of the more expensive acquisitions at the sales. Related to milers, it would be no surprise to see her running even better next term. As You Like It does not appear to be one of the more fearsome Irish raiders to have visited these shores. Royal Record was predictably out of her depth against the likes of Shamandar in a big Sales race but is a gutsy individual who deserves to pick up a race sooner rather than later. Fair Bunny met a useful sort in Walvis Bay at York recently. There does not appear to be anything of that ilk here. Seven Of Diamonds is the call in a race where plenty of imponderables exist.
As You Like It (IRE) 33-1 (8-9) Chased leader, 2nd halfway, ridden to challenge 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 15, 5l behind Footprint (9-3) at Sligo 6f 2yo hcp 50-70 gd in Sep.
Bonasera (IRE) 200-1 (8-5) Mid-division, weakened halfway, 11th of 12, 13l behind Fortunes Of Fire (9-3) at Newcastle 6f 2yo mdn (5) gs in Sep.
Briary Mac Royal Applause filly out of Red May.
Coin From Heaven (IRE) 6-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, ridden to chase winner over 2f out till inside final furlong, kept on, 3rd of 14, 6l behind Plume (9-0) at Haydock 6f 2yo stks (5) gf in Sep.
Fair Bunny 50-1 (8-12) Keen, in touch, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 10, 7l behind Walvis Bay (9-3) at York 6f 2yo mdn (4) gd.
Interest Free 50-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 13, 10l behind Secret Queen (9-0) at Redcar 6f 2yo stks (5) gf in Sep.
L'enchanteresse (IRE) 9-1 (8-7) Prominent centre group, edged left and weakened entering final furlong, 13th of 15, 9l behind Bab At The Bowster (8-11) at Newmarket 7f 2yo fll hcp (2) gf.
Royal Record 100-1 (8-0) Raced far side, chased leaders over 4f, 19th of 27, 15l behind Shamandar (8-5) at Ascot 6f 2yo flls auc (2) gd in Sep.
Seven Of Diamonds (IRE) 9-1 (9-0) Chased leading pair halfway, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 4th of 11, 14l behind Admire The View (9-0) at Thirsk 7f 2yo stks (4) gd in Jul.